The I'm Still Here Foundation

The I’m Still Here® Foundation sponsors and supports community engagement programs and events for persons living with dementia and their loved ones, based on I’m Still Here (ISH) principles of non-pharmacological treatment.

The I'm Still Here Foundation

The I’m Still Here® Foundation sponsors, fosters and encourages non-pharmacological treatment  and community engagement based on I’m Still Here (ISH) principles for persons living with dementia.

COVID-19 Announcement

The Foundation is well aware of the challenges and hardships of the pandemic for Persons Living With Dementia and their loved ones. Consequently, we are initiating our 2021 Innovation Grant program with the aim of improving the quality of life for PLWD under pandemic conditions. Send us your plans and ideas! See more details 

The ISHF Has Three

Areas of focus

Innovation
Grant Program

We collect and analyze data from each of our programs.

Community
Programs

A collaboration with art, culture, business and civic organizations.

Feedback and
Measurement

Promoting culture change via education and public policy.

Krama Yoga

Krama Yoga exists to support personal transformation and empowerment by providing yoga and life skills to children and adolescents who may be challenged by poverty, abuse, addictions, or lack of familial support. 

Our Story

Since 1996, the Foundation’s ARTZ Programs have served thousands of Persons Living With Dementia (PLWD) through its museum, movies, and community programs, both nationally and internationally. Now our knowledge and expertise are available to groups and organizations motivated to improve the quality of life of PLWD.

Mission and Purpose

Mission, Vision, Values

Mission: To promote positive I’m Still Here engagement programs that enable persons living with dementia to flourish.

Vision: To provide leadership in the development, refinement, promotion, and funding of life enhancing evidence-based non-pharmacological, tools, environments, and approaches that bring the You-Can-Make-A-Difference (YCMAD) message of HOPE to those living with memory loss, their care partners, and society at large.

Values: Dignity, Personhood, Meaning, Hope, Wellbeing, Social justice

Purpose

LThe I’m Still Here® Foundation sponsors, fosters and encourages non-pharmacological treatment and community engagement based on I’m Still Here (ISH) principles for persons living with dementia.

Based on its decades-long success creating innovative arts and cultural programs for Persons Living With Dementia, the Foundation provides access to its unique programs for community applications, and has also created an Innovation Fund to inspire new and effective non-pharmacological programs and activities.

The I’m Still Here principles emphasize engagement because of its proven positive outcomes on dementia behaviors and on family and community support. The Foundation works to disseminate existing programs and activities not just in senior residences but also in the home and community. The Innovation Fund funds proposals that embrace ISH principles and offer an innovative, healthy, and positive philosophy of dementia care.

Mission, Vision, Values

Mission: To promote positive I’m Still Here engagement programs that enable persons living with dementia to flourish. 

Vision: To provide leadership in the development, refinement, promotion, and funding of life enhancing evidence-based non-pharmacological, tools, environments, and approaches that bring the You-Can-Make-A-Difference (YCMAD) message of HOPE to those living with memory loss, their care partners, and society at large.

 Values: Dignity, Personhood, Meaning, Hope, Wellbeing, Social justice

Purpose:

The I’m Still Here® Foundation sponsors, fosters and encourages non-pharmacological treatment and community engagement based on I’m Still Here (ISH) principles for Persons Living With Dementia.

Based on its decades-long success creating innovative arts and cultural programs for persons living with dementia, the Foundation provides access to its unique programs for community applications, and has also created an Innovation Fund to inspire new and effective non-pharmacological programs and activities.

The I’m Still Here principles emphasize engagement because of its proven positive outcomes on dementia behaviors and on family and community support. The Foundation works to disseminate existing programs and activities not just in senior residences but also in the home and community. The Innovation Fund awards assistance to proposals that embrace ISH principals and that offer an innovative, healthy and positive philosophy of dementia care.

Make a Difference

The I’m Still Here Foundation has received a generous MATCH offer for up to $10,000 for the remaining days of 2020!  Our anonymous donor – a long time ‘I’m Still Here’ supporter – has given us the chance to DOUBLE the value of your donations. Make a donation between now and December 31st 2020 and you will DOUBLE the benefits of your donation dollars!

Persons Living With Dementia and their families have been changed by the I’m Still Here approach – engaging individuals with memory loss in arts and cultural activities that they enjoy, they can share with family members, and that enhance their quality of life.

Now the Foundation is making its unique I’m Still Here programs available to community groups and financing new, community-based initiatives!  These programs and activities apply the I’m Still Here principles and expand opportunities for Persons Living With Dementia and their loved ones to benefit from non-pharmacological treatment.

Donate today and help us improve and enhance the lives of Person Living With Dementia and their families! Forward this information to your friends, colleagues and family to make sure that ISHF continues to promote positive I’m Still Here engagement programs that enable Persons Living With Dementia to flourish. Thank you for being a part of  MATCH 2020!